Archery men’s and women’s teams sweep after 13 years…
With just two days to go until the closing ceremony of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, South Korean athletes accelerated their gold medal haul.
The world’s leading men and women archers swept the recurve team event for the first time in 13 years.
The Korean women’s archery team, comprised of Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics University), An An (Gwangju Women’s University) and Choi Mi-sun (Gwangju Bank), defeated China 5-3 (58-58 55-53 55-56 57-54) in the team final on Saturday morning at the Fuyang Throat Sports Center Archery Range in Hangzhou, China.
It was the seventh consecutive title for the archery Nangja Corps in the event, dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Games.
In the afternoon, the men’s archery team of Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), Oh Jin-hyuk (Hyundai Steel) and Kim Jeduk (Yecheon County Office) defeated India 5-1 (60-55 57-57 56-55) in the team final.
It’s been 13 years since Korean archers swept the recurve men’s and women’s team events at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
Lee Woo-seok and Lee Im-hyun, who won the mixed team event, were both double winners.
This brings the number of Korean athletes to 10, including Kim Woo-min (three) and Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon-do) in swimming management, the trio of Lee Jung-jin (Cheongju City), Ha Kwang-cheol (Busan City Hall) and Kwak Yong-bin (Chungnam Sports Federation) in shooting 10-meter running target, Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju City) in modern pentathlon, and Oh Sang-wook (Daejeon City) and Choi In-jung (Gyeryong City) in fencing.
Koo struck the first gold for Korean jiu-jitsu at the event.
Koo won the men’s 77-kilogram final with an advantage (4-1) over Bahrain’s Abdullah Munfaredi.
Jiu-jitsu became an official sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, where Korea won one gold and one bronze medal.
Joo Sung-hyun won bronze in the men’s 69-kilogram category on Friday, followed by Park Jung-hye in the women’s 52-kilogram category on Saturday, where she defeated teammate Lim Eon-joo (Korea Jiu-Jitsu Association) for bronze, giving Korea one gold and two bronze medals.
Rising Korean sport climbing star Lee Do-hyun (Blackyak) finished second in the men’s combined (bouldering-lead) final with a total of 118.7 points (bouldering 64.6 points, lead 54.1 points) to take silver in his first Asian Games.
Chun Jong-won (The North Face), the inaugural champion of the event at Jakarta-Palembang 2018, finished fourth with a total of 85.6 points (69.6 boulder, 16 lead).
The first silver medal came in the weightlifting event, which only had two bronze medals.
Yoon Ha-je (Gimhae City Hall) finished second in the women’s 87kg weightlifting event with a lift of 107kg, a snatch of 145kg and a total of 252kg.
In third place was Jung Aram (Incheon City Hall) with a total of 245 kilograms (106 kilograms in the lift and 139 kilograms in the snatch).
Korean badminton sensation Ahn Se-young and the Korean National Baseball Team secured silver medals.
Ahn defeated China’s He Bingjiao, ranked fifth in the world, 2-0 (21-10 21-13) in the women’s singles quarterfinals, becoming the first Korean player to reach the final in 29 years since Hwang Soo-hyun won the event in 1994 in Hiroshima.
Ahn, who has already won one gold medal with a dominant victory over China in the team event final, will look to add a second in the final at 3pm.
The men’s doubles team of Choi Sol-gyu (Yonex) and Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) will also be looking to win their first gold medal in nine years after defeating world No. 12 Lee Yang-Wang Ji-lin (Chinese Taipei) 2-0 (21-12 21-10) in the quarterfinals.
Women’s doubles Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) fell 1-2 (21-16 9-21 12-21) to world No. 1 Chen Qingcheng and Zhai Fan (China) in the quarterfinals, while mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yu-jung (Incheon International Airport) also came from behind to defeat Zheng Tie-wei and Huang Ya-chung (China) 1-2 (21-13 15-21 16-21) to claim two bronze medals.
The Korean baseball team pounded out two home runs and 16 hits in the second game of the Super Round to defeat China 8-1 and advance to the final, where they will face Chinese Taipei at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The men’s hockey team defeated China 2-1 in the third-place game to return to the podium nine years after winning bronze at the 2014 Incheon Games.
Notably, Korean hockey is the only one of the country’s team ball sports (baseball/softball/soccer/basketball/volleyball/handball/hockey) where both men and women have won medals, including the women’s hockey team, which will play China for gold on Sunday.
South Korea won 36 gold, 49 silver and 84 bronze medals to finish third overall, behind Japan with 46 gold. 슬롯사이트